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Highlights & News

March 24, 2015
Prepare for the season with APA Safe-T First, members click here.

February 25, 2015
Delays may continue despite West Coast Port labor resolution, read more

February 13, 2015

West Coast Port delays escalate, APA members click here for guidance. 

January 30, 2015

PHMSA issues NPRM to amend the HMR and adopt certain widely-used SP's, see notice.

December 18, 2014

FMCSA issues Final Rule today rescinding DVIR requirement.

December 1, 2014

FMCSA issues advanced NPRM on minimum financial responsibilities levels.

November 20, 2014

Former CPSC Chair Tenenbaum joins industry Foundation team.

November 11, 2014

APA files comments on Reverse Logistics NPRM.

November 6, 2014
APA files comments on EPA’s Request for Information (RFI) on the agency’s Risk Management  {...}

September 25, 2014
PHMSA Administrator Cynthia Quarterman stepping down, read more.

September 24, 2014
PHMSA clarifies policies for Display Shells with Attachments and Display Mines.

September 17, 2014
APA Board approves NGAP Charitable Foundation, details here.

September 16, 2014
Retailers face possible security breaches, make sure you are covered, see more

August 22, 2014

Scott Darling named FMCSA Acting Administrator, see more

July 30, 2014
Senate confirms new CPSC Chairman & Commissioner, read more.


Annual Meeting & Convention

The APA holds an Annual each Fall that is open to APA members only. During the Convention, association members convene an Annual Meeting to elect association directors and conduct industry business. Additionally, the convention features a variety of general programs on issues of importance to the fireworks industry, as well as a resource room to network with industry colleagues.  APA Conventions provide attendees with the opportunity to be briefed on the latest issues impacting the fireworks industry as well as interface with federal government officials from the DOT, ATF, CPSC, FMCSA, and OSHA.

Members click here to view key presentations from the 2014 APA Convention 

                               67th Annual Meeting & Convention - October 6-9, 2015
                            Grand Hyatt, Denver, Colorado







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